Susan Still Scott was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Art from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and attended Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. While there, she focused on Early Renaissance painting and sculpture. Scott received a Masters of Fine Art from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.

Scott’s first solo exhibition in New York City was at Heskin Contemporary in 2011, entitled Corporeality and Other Things of Grace and Beauty. The title references her ongoing visual play with materials combined with carefully considered responses to modern painterly abstraction.

A recipient of residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, Scott has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe. She has shown at Site:Brookly, NY, The Ice Box Project Space and Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA, Collarworks, Troy, NY, Equity Gallery, New York, NY, RE-Institute, Millerton, NY, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY, Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, CT, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, and John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY.


I make constructed paintings. These objects are rooted in the traditions of abstract painting and expanded upon by material exploration. I investigate how materials communicate; how processes and formal relationships develop narratives relevant to our lives. While images are seen, the presence of a painted object is felt in the body. I foreground image and object to reconcile these fundamentally different experiences of pictorial and sculptural space.

Each construction expresses a distinct character that opens a dialog between my work, the viewer and between the pieces themselves. Urgency is expressed in quick repairs, ripped edges, and parts that do not quite meet. The colorful exteriors belie an undercurrent of anxiety by animating re-used, neglected or damaged materials. Structures are covered and revealed. Using these aesthetic strategies, my work reflects seemingly contradictory emotional and physical states that shape our decisions and direct our lives.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

LABspace, Hillsdale, NY, curated by Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher, April 2024

Righteous Ordinary, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, April 2013

Swell Spot, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, January 2012

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, Summer 2011

Some Other Things, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, May 2011

Corporeality and Other Things of Grace and Beauty, Heskin Contemporary, New York, NY, 

March 2011

Susan Scott, Danforth Museum of Art, curated by Katherine French, Framingham, MA, Fall 2010

Make-do and Mend Again, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, April 2010

MFA Thesis, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, 1998

Selected Group Exhibitions

This is the Future of Non-Objective Art, Atlantic Gallery, curated by Suzan Shutan, New York, NY, February-March 2024

Poetic Gestures, ArtPort Kingston, curated by Laurie De Chiara, Kingston, NY, February-March 2024

New Language: Contemporary Abstraction, Gallery 263, curated by Daniela Rivera, Cambridge, MA, October-November 2023

Going Outside, Sculpture Space Hudson, curated by Dan Devine, Hudson, NY, Summer 2023

Serious Fun, Odetta Digital, curated by Ellen Hackl Fagan, NY, NY, October 2022-January 2023

Mountain High, Valley Low, LABspace, curated by Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher, Hillsdale, NY, June-July 2022

Spinning Plates, Odetta Digital, curated by Ellen Hackl Fagan, NY, NY, January-June 2022

Full Circle, WoArt online exhibition, curated by Christina Massey, December-January 2022

Painting 2011-2021, Site:Brooklyn, online exhibition, curated by Peter Frank, Brooklyn, NY, September-October 2021

Juried Exhibition 2021, Five Points Gallery, curated by Joe Ficigna, Torrington, CT, 2021

SpaceLAB, Collarworks, curated by Julie Torres and Ellens Letcher, Troy, NY, September-October 2020

Object Oriented, Equity Gallery, curated by Anne Russinof, New York, NY, July-August 2019

Earthly Delights, The Re Institute, curated by Susan Jennings, Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher, Millerton, NY, August 2019

Colorforms, LABspace, four person show curated by Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher, Hillsdale, NY, December 2018

Mighty Minis, curated by Suzan Shutan, Souterrain Gallery, West Cornwall, CT July-August 2017 and Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, CT, February 2018

Finders Keepers, 222 Cabot Gallery, three person show, curated by Kevin Lucey, Beverly, MA, April-May 2017

Machines of Paint, 72 Front St., curated by Jennifer Riley, Brooklyn, NY, September-October 2016

Diphthong, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, curated by Stephen Maine and Gelah Penn, New York, NY, October-November 2015

The Country Between Us, curated by Ariel Freiberg, New Art Center, Newton, MA, November-December 2014

CONstruct/conSTRUCT: The Organizing Principal, Schiltkamp Gallery, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA, October-November 2013

They, Salle Polyvalente, Parc du Seuil, curated by Roland Orepuk, Sainte Marie D’Alloix, France, February 2012

Textility, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, curated by Joanne Mattera and Mary Birmingham, Summit, NJ, January-April 2012

Boston Does Boston 5, Proof Gallery, with Jennifer Moses, Boston, MA, January 2012

Still, Members' Show, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, September 2011

Major Grey, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, July 2011

Dialogues---members invite guest artists, with Brenda Goodman, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, January 2011

Big Bang III, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, December 2010-January 2011

Informal Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Scott Grow, Indianapolis, IN, November 2010

Off The Wall, Danforth Museum of Art, curated by Jen Mergel, Helen Molesworth, Framingham, MA, Summer 2010

Touch Faith, Semantics Gallery, curated by Jeffery Cortland Jones, Cincinnati, OH, 2009

Linked--Small Works, Big Ideas, Heskin Contemporary, curated by Jennifer Riley, New York, NY, March 2009

Victory for Tyler Painters, Ice Box Project Space, curated by Jenelle Porter, Philadelphia, PA, 2007

Both, Green Street Gallery, curated by James Hull, Boston, MA, 2005

The Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, curated by Bill Arning and Ellen Gallagher, Boston, MA, 2000 and 2002

Salon Redux, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, curated by Laura Donaldson, Boston, MA, 2001

Salon, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, curated by Laura Donaldson, Beverly, MA, 2001

Constructed Paintings, Mills Gallery, curated by Shelley Bancroft, Boston, MA, 1999

In the Spirit of Drawing, Brickbottom Gallery, curated by Judith Brassard Brown, Somerville, MA, 1998

Informants, Patricia Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, 1997

National Juried Printmaking Exhibition, John Callahan Gallery, Boston, MA, 1997

Shifting Grounds, Boston printmakers, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1997


Visiting Lecturer, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 2020

Panel Discussion, The Country Between Us, New TV public access station, Newton, MA, 2014

Artists' Discussion, Art Center of New Jersey, Textility, Summit, NJ, 2012

Heskin Contemporary, Corporeality... of Grace and Beauty, New York, NY, March 2011

Danforth Museum of Art, Solo Exhibition, Framingham, MA, Fall 2010
Kingston Gallery, Make-Do and Mend Again, Boston, MA, 2010
Visiting Lecturer, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 2008, 2010
Panel Discussion, Salon Redux, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA, 2007

Green Street Gallery, Both, Boston, MA, 2005

Mills Gallery, The Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, 2002
Yaddo, Saratoga, NY, 1998.


MacDowell Visual Artist Fellowship, Peterborough, NH, January 1999

Yaddo, Ilsa Getz Danes Endowed Artist Fellowship, Saratoga, NY, November 1998
Dorland Mountain Colony, Artist Residency, Temecula, CA, 1998
Vermont Studio Center Scholarship, Johnson, VT, 1998


Susan Still Scott, Artist's Talk, Montserrat Galleries, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 2020

"The Ghost in the Machine: Diphthong at the Fiterman", by John Mendelsohn, 2015

"Linda Leslie Brown Interviews Susan Still Scott: Some Questions About 'Righteous Ordinary'", 2013

"Have You Met Susan Still Scott?", Painter's Progress, by Stephen B. MacInness, 2013

"Textility", Art Blog by Joanne Mattera, 2012

"Textility: Idiosyncratic Materiality....", Two Coats of Paint, by Sharon Butler, 2012

“Featured Artist: Susan Still Scott”, Making the Art Seen, by Sand T. Kalloch, 2012

“Susan Scott at John Davis Gallery”, Anaba, by Martin Bromirski, 2011

"Susan S. Scott, Boston Artist", Lynette Haggard Artist Interviews, 2011

Studio Visit Magazine, Published by Open Studios Press, juried by Steven Zevitas, 2010

Off the Wall... by Cate McQuaid. The Boston Globe, March 18, 1999

Mills Show... by Mary Sherman, The Boston Herald, February 28, 1999

Constructed Paintings... by Christopher Millis, South End News, March 11, 1999


MFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Tyler School of Art, Temple University Abroad, Rome, Italy